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Step Up for The Arc

Sat May 18, 2024 Lakewood, NJ 08701 US

Events

Free

1-Mile Walk and Family Fun Day

10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
New This Year

5K Race

7:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT

Description

Step Up and Celebrate Individuals with Disabilities!

Join The Arc, Ocean County Chapter on Saturday, May 18th for our 22nd Annual Step Up for The Arc Walk and Inaugural 5K Race at the Jersey Shore BlueClaws ShoreTown Ballpark in Lakewood, NJ. 

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Event Timeline:

  • 7:00am 5K Registration Opens
  • 8:00am 5K Race Starts
  • 9:00am 5K Award Ceremony 
  • 10:00am Walk Registration & Family Fun Opens
  • 11:00am Opening Ceremony and 1-Mile Walk Starts
  • 12:00pm After Party Celebration

Event proceeds will benefit The Arc's mission to advocate, provide opportunities and supports necessary for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be accepted and valued as citizens of the community in which they choose to live, learn, work and play.

Learn more at www.arcocean.org.  

Incentives

Walk and 5K Race participants who register online and fundraise or donate a total of $50 or more will be gifted this year's commemorative event t-shirt. 

The 5K Race registration ($30) will be added to your fundraising total and include an Arc sport water bottle. The Walk registration is free and includes lunch. 

Please contact development@arcocean.org with any questions regarding our t-shirt incentive policy. 

Walk Details

Walk Registration: It is recommended to register online for the 1-Mile Walk and Family Fun Day in advance to ensure a quick check-in process, but event day registrations are always welcome. Registration opens at 10:00am for the Walk at the 3rd base entrance where you can check-in with our event volunteers to complete a registration form and waiver, hand in day of donations, and collect your t-shirt incentive ticket for fundraising $50 or more. CLICK HERE to watch a step-by-step registration tutorial. 

Opening Ceremony: Our Walk opening ceremony will start at 11:00am on home plate with a warm-up from Mon-Ster Fitness, special guest speakers, and the National Anthem. 

1-Mile Walk: Our 1-mile Walk countdown will begin at the balloon arch by 1st base immediately following our opening ceremony. Please note the walk route is accessible, and that each lap around the concourse is 1/3 mile so we encourage you to walk three laps to complete the 1-mile walk. 

Family Fun: We have a fun-filled day planned just for you! Please enjoy all our exciting entertainment from 10:00am to 1:00pm including music, arts and crafts, carnival games, prizes, face painting, yoga, and more!  

Refreshments: Water, fruit, granola bars, muffins, and other light refreshments will be available throughout the event. 

Walk After-Party:  After we walk 1-mile to celebrate individuals with disabilities, let's keep the party going with lunch donated by Jersey Mike's Subs. Please email development@arcocean.org for specialty lunch options no later than May 1st. 

Parking: Free and accessible parking will be available on-site at the stadium.

5K Race Details

5K Race Registration: Online registration for the 5K Race is required to ensure a quick check-in process. Registration opens at 7:00am in front of the BlueClaws Stadium 3rd base entrance where you can check in with our event volunteers, hand in day of donations, collect your bib number and participation sport water bottle, and our commemorative event t-shirts will be available for participants who fundraised or donated a total of $50 or more to support our mission. CLICK HERE to watch a step-by-step registration tutorial. 

Awards: 5K race medals will be awarded at approximately 9:00 am. 

  • Top 3 Overall Men and Top 3 Overall Women
  • Age 14 and under Top Runner 
  • Age 15-29 Top Runner 
  • Age 30-44 Top Runner 
  • Age 45-59 Top Runner 
  • Age 60-74 Top Runner 
  • Age 75 and above Top Runner
  • Youngest Registered Runner
  • Oldest Registered Runner

Refreshments: Water, fruit, granola bars, muffins, and other light refreshments will be available at the finish line. 

5K Route Map: Starting inside the Jersey Shore BlueClaws Stadium, participants will run or walk 3.1 miles along a paved and marked course around the surrounding roads. See the "MapMyRun Map" below for more details.

Parking: Free and accessible parking will be available on-site at the stadium via the New Hampshire Ave entrance from 6:00am-9:00am. 

Event Contact Info

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the event director at

MapMyRun Map

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